Nadler trying to impeach Trump without incurring risk of filing articles of impeachment

Nadler trying to impeach Trump without incurring risk of filing articles of impeachment
Jerrold Nadler (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Stunts like this are prohibited by long-standing House rules.]

House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins on Friday accused Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler of scheduling a “mock impeachment inquiry” of the president for Monday as opposed to a legitimate congressional oversight hearing.

The upcoming hearing titled “Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes” is expected to include testimony from Watergate key witness John Dean along with other legal experts to drive the obstruction narrative for Democrats. However, former special counsel Robert Mueller will not be a witness.

According to Collins, House Judiciary Democrats scheduled what appears to be an impeachment inquiry without officially launching an impeachment inquiry but have no plans to abide by long-standing House Rules. Collins reminded Nadler in a letter that outside an official impeachment inquiry, members are restricted from accusing the president of a crime.

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